Oh for the love of God when will the Republican's extra-chromosome wing let this go?! Sadly, not anytime soon, what with Lou Dobbs beating back Alan Keyes and Sean Hannity to take over as captain of the USS Dipshit.

Yes, despite overwhelming evidence proving that Barack Obama has a birth certificate that clearly shows he was born in the U.S., the "birther" movement marches on, and now CNN's Lou Dobbs has all but taken over as its most "credible" mouthpiece. This whole thing is truly beyond ridiculous, to the point of being surreal, yet here is Dobbs, CNN's wacky old Mexican-hater, jumping on the crazy train. This is, I think, the fifth time he brings the birth certificate thing up on his show.

One last word about this—the thing that I've personally had the most trouble understanding about the "birthers" is how they can possibly discount the birth announcement below that ran in the Honolulu Advertiser announcing the birth of a son to a Mr. and Mrs. Barack Obama on August 4, 1961, which just so happens to be the president's birthday. Now, I can sort of maybe understand the argument that official documents like birth certificates can be forged to cover something up, but what explanation do the "birthers" have for this piece of historical newsprint, something that's been preserved on microfiche for years now? I mean, in order to discount this you'd have to make the argument that Obama's family planted this item in the paper almost 50 years ago just in case he was to someday run for president. It's just all so ridiculously nonsensical.

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